Karen Leong

Karen Leong

San Francisco, CA, US



The sum of my combined twenty years of work experiences includes Construction Management, Estimating, and Architecture.

I am currently working as part of a large organization, and the large volume of projects requires me to facilitate good working relationships in development of all capital improvement projects.
These projects vary from type of scope, overall value, procuring design elements and schedule sequencing. Dealing with multiple fast-paced projects enhances my ability to respond accurately and quickly to unforeseen situations that may arise and ensure that all goals are aligned and integrated with overall budget, schedule, vision and strategies.I am an excellent problem solver and I am comfortable working with others as a team and as individuals. I take pride in my projects and quality control is top priority for me.

I would welcome an opportunity to discuss my skillsets and how it would make a valuable contribution to your team.


The Gap Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Construction Estimator and Financial Project Manager

Estimating and Capital Control Manager: Responsible for development and communication of construction estimates for all capital investment plans used to support Gap Inc. Corporate Real Estate strategies. Responsible for managing project budget and scope. Advise Real Estate Team on construction-related business decisions.

Jan 2007 - current

The Gap Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager

Construction Standards: Responsible for development, validation, maintenance, and communication of brand construction document templates. Strategize design rollouts to mitigate impact of changes and drives results through coordination with Design, Estimating, Engineering, Consulting Architects, Procurement, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Store and Store Maintenance Teams.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Howard S Wright Construction Co., San Francisco, CA, US, Project Engineer II

Supports project team with all aspects of estimating, budgeting, invitations to bid and contract administration. Performs a wide variety of engineering activities relative to project planning, estimating scheduling and expediting, cost control, shop drawings, request for information and change orders. Make regular contacts with Client, Architect, Subcontractors and Design Consultants. Track costs from original budget to completion and closeout.

Pulte Homes, 426 Alice Street,
Oakland, CA

Aug 2004 - Feb 2005

Webcor Builders, San Francisco, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager

Prepare estimates and bid packages, making regular contact with the client, architect
and designer. Write, negotiate and award subcontracts to all project trades. Review construction documents for constructability, verifying all layouts and reviewing plans for code compliance issues. Coordination of the project schedule, RFI, architect submittals, field superintendent and project subcontractors. Track costs throughout the project to completion and closeout.

-Mark Hopkins Inter-Continental Hotel, San Francisco, CA
-Telegraph Hill Partners, San Francisco, CA
-Electronics for Imaging-Phase II, Foster City, CA
-St. Regis Off-Site Sales Center, San Francisco, CA
-Webcor Executive Offices, San Mateo, CA
-Border Books Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA
-W-Suites Hotel, Newark, CA

Jan 2000 - Mar 2004

Fisher Development, San Francisco, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager

Schedule projects, prepare summary price reports, pricing jobs for all trades,
issue purchase orders, and write contracts for all divisions of Gap, Banana Republic
and Old Navy stores- nationwide.

Jan 1999 - Sep 1999

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Job Captain

Plan and oversee all phases of construction documentation. Interface
with specification coordinator, project consultants and day-to-day client contact.
Construction Administration. Responsible to direct, control and monitor project construction activities.

-Shaklee Corporation Campus, Pleasanton, CA
-Fennemore Craig, Phoenix, AZ
-A.T. Kearney, San Francisco, CA
-The Gap, Inc., 20 locations nationwide
-Oracle Corporation, Westport, Redwood Shores, CA
-Ann Taylor, Flagship Store, San Francisco, CA
-J & H Marsh and McLennan, San Francisco, CA
-Supercuts Prototype Design
-Hewitt & Associates, LLC, San Francisco, CA

Jul 1994 - Dec 1998

TGA Architects/ Tsao Design Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Plan and coordinate production of project construction documents
and provide design support in design development phase.
-Bechtel Investments Realty, San Mateo, CA
-Citibank, Locations in Northern California
-Krames Communications, San Mateo, CA
-Charles Schwab and Company, Retail Branches Nationwide

Apr 1990 - Jun 1994


San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, US, Bachelors, interior design and architecture

-space planning
-design problem solving
-architectural lighting design
-computer graphics design
-urban home designs
-project administration
-interior architectural design
-internship/ alan lucas designs

Jan 1987 - Jun 1989

Areas of Specialization